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Tamworth Camping Area offers family camping on the Swift River, and welcomes you and your family to the best in traditional New Hampshire camping. We have what it takes for you to create the perfect camping vacation. We are the CENTER for your visits to all of the famous attractions of both the Lakes and White Mountains regions. But wait … there’s more to do right here at the campground! For starters, how about swimming, fishing or tubing? These only begin to cover the list of fun things for families to do together at the campground. A full schedule of organized weekend activities is also available throughout the season, including dances, pot luck suppers, special events and professional entertainment. And don’t forget to visit our barnyard animals … a must see for all ages!
We begin our season with an Inter-tribal Native American Powwow in May, and, in October, end with central access to two of the best county fairs in the region.
2020 Activity Highlights
Saturdays Memorial Day through Labor Day
Crafts for All Ages: 10:00AM - 1:00PM • Hay Wagon Ride: 4:00PM
All of our dances are FREE to registered campers. Children and adults are welcome.
Other activities may be modified or added as the season progresses. Check back for details.
May 9-10 Clean-Up Weekend. FREE CAMPING. Call to reserve your site.
May 15-17 Traditional Native American Powwow: Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM. daily.
May 22-25 Memorial Day Weekend: Dance with DJ Skot Pare, Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae, crafts, games, contests.
May 25 - June 7 Anniversary Celebration! All E&W and E,W&S sites $40 per night for these 14 days!
June 12-21 Motorcycle Week. 20 miles to Route 3 in Meredith, then 5 miles to Weirs Beach.
June 27 Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae ($). Create parade float.
Holiday Weekend July 2 - July 6 (three day minimum)
July 4 Town of Tamworth Parade and Family Day. Join our Tamworth Camping Area Parade float.
July 4 Family Dance with our favorite band “Bittersweet” plus crafts, games, wagon rides, bonfire.
July 11 Karaoke with Good Tymes Music. Bring your voices - YOU could be a star!
July 18 Oldies Dance with DJ Skot Pare. Tie Dye crafts.
July 25 Beef Roast / Pot Luck Supper and fund raising raffle for the Wounded Warrior Project. Check our Facebook page for details.
August 1 “Tropical Weekend” with Club Finz, an enthusiastic group of Jimmy Buffett fans, campsite decorating, river race, family dance with DJ.
August 8 Haunted Campground. Trick or Treat, campsite decorating, costumes, games, bonfire.
August 15 Karaoke with Good Tymes Music. Bring your voices - YOU could be a star!
August 22 Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae ($). Proceeds for Heifer International.
August 29 Pirate Treasure Hunt.
 September 4-7 Labor Day Weekend. Family Dance with Bittersweet, Make Your Own Ice Cream Sundae, Hay Wagon Rides, Special Crafts/Games.
September 11-13 New England Home Brewers’ Jamboree: Friday Night BBQ. Saturday Live bands, Homebrew Competition & Tasting ($), kids’ games, food, fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation.
 October 4-11 Fryeburg Fair in Fryeburg, Maine.
October 9-12 Columbus Day Weekend. Last three-day holiday of the season.
October 10-12 Sandwich Fair in Sandwich, NH. Last fair of the season.
Clean-Up Weekend - May 8-10, 2020
Camp for free* in exchange for helping us clean up the camping area. We require three hours of work from each person in your camping party over the age of 10 years. * You may have the campsite from 4:00PM on Friday to 1:00PM on Sunday by raking, picking up trash, etc. on Saturday morning from 9AM to Noon. We also invite you to join us for a Pot-Luck Supper on Saturday evening. Each family or couple is asked to bring either a casserole, salad or dessert (enough for eight servings) and your own plates and utensils. Coffee is provided. Bring your own cold beverage. Please call us at 1 800 274-8031 to make a reservation! Come join the fun!
Anniversary Special - May 25 to June 7, 2020
Dana and Laurie Bonica are celebrating 35 plus years of owning and operating Tamworth Camping Area. We invite you to camp in any campsite for $35.00 per night during these nine days. Many thanks to all our loyal camping friends who have camped with us for years and are now bringing their children and grandchildren to enjoy our rustic woodland along the Swift River. All WELCOME!
Haunted Campground - August 8, 2020
Tamworth Camping Area will be holding its 21st annual Haunted Campground in 2020. Enjoy Trick or Treats after decorating your campsite. Then get ready for a Hay Wagon Ride through the Haunted Campground where campers have decorated their sites in the eerie essence of the spirit of Halloween. But watch out! You never know what might jump out at you. The Hay Wagon will lead you to the Pavilion where you can play games, have a candy hunt, and where there will be recognition for all costumes. Refresh yourself with Laurie’s famous “blood punch”, then move on to end the evening at the Fantastic Bonfire! Held from 7:00PM - 10:00PM; this event is Free to registered campers only.
Heifer International
Each year we conduct activities throughout the summer at Tamworth Camping Area to raise money for Heifer International. We have sustained our support through the years because Heifer is one of the few non-profit organizations which addresses the root causes of poverty and need, while maintaining a slim administrative budget (less than 20% of funds received.) Heifer International has been feeding the hungry in the USA and around the world since 1944, helping more than 4 million impoverished families in approximately 110 countries and 35 states become more self-reliant through the gift of livestock and training in their care. Their rule is that each family who receives an animal must give away the first born to another needy family willing to learn to feed themselves. A non-profit organization, rooted in the Christian tradition, HI joins with people of faith everywhere to work for the dignity and well-being of all people. HI provides 24 types of food and income producing animals, as well as intensive training in animal husbandry, environmentally sound, sustainable farming practices and community development. Heifer International is a member of InterAction and of International Service Agencies (#0315). For more information, visit Heifer International online at or call 1 800 422-0474. Tamworth Camping Area has been supporting HPI for 20 years through our activities and hope you will join us in this effort. Visits to their Northeast Headquarters, Overlook Farm ,are welcomed and provide first hand knowledge of the ongoing work of Heifer International. Please send donations to: Heifer International, Overlook Farm, 216 Wachusett Street, Rutland, MA 01543.
Please Help Us to Continue Supporting Heifer International
Every year for the last 20 years or more we have held events and activities supporting Heifer International, contributing between $200 to $520 each year to their worldwide missions. Pancake breakfasts, various craft and game activities, and raffles have been some of the projects we have employed. In recent years we have designated funds to specific needs. One year we raised $260.00 for Heifer International which we were able to match for a total Tamworth Camping Area contribution of $520.00. This amount of money bought a water buffalo (the source of real mozzarella cheese) a llama (just like our Charlie) and a goat, all of which provide food, fiber and future income for many families in need of a way to sustain their lives. For two years we designated our contributions to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Heifer International had ongoing programs there before the earthquake, and several years later, the need continues. Our recent donations went to their general fund to aid people caught in the many recent disasters around the world. Thanks so much for your help. Please join us again this year for more fun events for Heifer International!
On Swift Meadow Farm
If you have never tasted farm fresh eggs, you are in for a treat! We sell eggs from our chickens in our camping area country store, as they are available. Many have shells that are blue, due to the type of chicken laying them! A raft of chickens and roosters, along with summer swallows, keep the barn bug population at bay. Over the years, we made some long planned renovations to our animal barn to accommodate the various animals which continuously appeared on our doorstep. Many of our older goats and sheep have since passed away, so our overall menagerie is diminished. At one time we were feeding 20 plus animals twice a day, and that’s before any new lambs were born! The cost of hay and feed has risen dramatically recently, so we have had to decline any new requests to "take in" any other animals. Which leaves all the more attention for our rascal of a mini-horse, Boomer. In 2016 we added two little mini horses, Licorice and Butterscotch, who quickly brought Boomer under their spell in the barnyard! Our goats, Blue, Purple and Trouble and our steadfast guard llama, Charlie, round out our menagerie. In the spring they are joined by three or more pigs, usually named, Ham, Bacon, Sausage and/or Pork Chop, who mysteriously disappear in late September, only to reappear the following spring to recapture their youth! Such is the rhythm of farm life, which puts us in close contact with some of our food supply. In 2016, we lost our big black goat, Emma, and our 19 year old cat, Twinkie, who spent many evenings on the office counter, being patted by many friendly people. In 2017, our retired thoroughbred horse, Grace, passed away, and in 2018 our “dowager” ewe, Lena, and our beloved Border Collie, Roosevelt, also left us. These wonderful animals were an important part of our campground family, and we miss them every day. They all looked forward to spring and the return of our camping friends who spoiled them with cones of cracked corn and affectionate attention. Thank you all for your continuing love for our barnyard buddies!

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